Filipino Vegetarian Adobo

delicious vegetarian Filipino Chicken Adobo with brown rice on a white plate

Have a taste of this vegan vegetarian Filipino Chicken Adobo that is full of bold flavors – the perfect and easy recipe for your Adobo craving!



  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small red shallot, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup shitake mushroom, sliced
  • 810 pcs magic meat, pre-soak with hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 small potato, cut into a wedge shape
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorn
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 1 med size eggplant cut in 2-3 inch wedge shapes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mushroom seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 onion green leaves,  chopped
  • 1 small sized bell pepper, sliced thinly sliced strips


  1. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add oil.  Add the onions, garlic and saute for 1 minute or until it becomes translucent. 
  2. Add ginger, shitake mushroom and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the meat protein and mix. Then add the potatoes and cover for about 3 minutes or until it softens.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and cover until it simmers.
  5. Add soy sauce,  vinegar, peppercorn, and bay leaves.
  6. Then add the eggplant and cover until it softens or for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add dark brown sugar and season with salt and pepper or add mushroom seasoning to enhance the taste.
  8. Add bell pepper mix and finish it off by garnishing it with green onion leaves.